, standard 4:3
, lighter than aircraft
, Graf Zeppelin Hindenburg
, Lakehurst, New Jersey
, WLS Radio, Chicago
, Morrison, Herb (1905-1989)
This is a new sound composite, produced by C. E. Price, of news footage of the Hindenburg explosion and Herb Morrison's reporting of the event. Both video and audio are in the public domain, as well as this particular composite. Other composites, similar to this one, could be in copyright. This one is free and clear to do with what you wish.
Run time 1:20Producer Pathgrams (Video), WLS Radio (Sound)Audio/Visual sound, black and white
The entire film can be downloaded at: http://www.archive.org/details/hindenberg_explodes
December 21, 2010
Very impacting video. Criticizing Mr. Morrison's composure is distasteful. He wasn't reporting from a desk somewhere and didn't arrive on the scene after the crash. He was there to simply to report on the ship lumbering in and instead witnessed people being burned alive. Don't bust his chops for having compassion for his fellow man.
December 31, 2008
Great video and audio quality of this classic footage.
Herb Morrison really loses it. His incoherent reaction to the explosion although classic; sets a standard for journalists on how NOT to react to catastrophe. The entire craft was engulfed in 34 seconds. Amazingly, 62 passengers out of the 97 aboard survived; however it ended the era of commercial passenger service in rigid, lighter-than-air crafts. It is a shame because the are so beautiful.
Ranzer, M.,(n.d.) . The hindenburg disaster. Encyclomedia website. Retrieved December 31, 2008 from http://www.encyclomedia.com/hindenburg.html